LANSING, Mich. – Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with each other through a state-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pure Michigan Talent Connect’s MiVirtualCareerFairs bring together Michigan employers and talent from across the state and the globe in an online, virtual environment.
Since 2012 more than 189 employers and 27,063 job seekers have been connected through the state’s fourteen sponsored events. With assistance from the Michigan Works! System and event partner Capital Area Michigan Works!, 345 jobs with 50 Michigan employers in varying industries will be featured in the February event, making it the largest to date.
“This is a great opportunity for employers hiring from across the state to use an online high-tech approach to connect with job seekers,” said Amy Cell, senior vice president for talent enhancement at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “MiVirtualCareerFairs are an easy, accessible way to promote your company, and engage and network with a vast amount of talent seeking to live, work and play in Michigan.”
There’s no cost for job seekers to participate. Registration information can be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair. During virtual events, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact one-on-one with participating employers and search and apply for job opportunities. In addition, job seekers can access information about career development programs and resources in the event Media Center and Resource Lounge. Veterans can connect with staff at the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) booth to learn about veteran’s benefits in Michigan. The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) will be participating as a resource to assist job seekers interested in finding opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
“The successes of the MiVirtualCareerFair in November paired with the anticipation of our February event are indicative of the continued growth in the region,” said Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works!. “From finance to engineering to IT to healthcare and construction, companies in a range of industries are hiring, meaning we’re looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates.”
All job openings posted during the events are accessible to participants for 30 days after event. Post-event, employers receive in-depth analytics including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts, and booth visit data, which further solidify connections made during the event.
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